COLUMBUS — Mary Jane Chidester, 91, formerly of East County Road 50, Tiffin, passed away Monday, May 30, 2005, at Friendship Village of Columbus, where she had resided for the last six years.
She was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Massillon to Anson and Bertha (Torgler) Schneider. On Aug. 4, 1936, she married the Rev. C. Kent Chidester in New Philadelphia.
Survivors include two sons, William (Norah) Chidester of Tempe, Ariz., and John (Marilyn) Chidester of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Anne (William) Hamilton of Cincinnati and Jane (Thomas) Eshelman of Westerville; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Frederick Schneider; and a sister, Dorothy Swier.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and met her husband at Heidelberg College, they later moved back to Tiffin in 1968 after he accepted the position of director of church relations with Heidelberg College. Mary Jane was a third-grade teacher for 11 years at C.A. Krout Elementary School, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ Church, Know Your Neighbor Farm Women’s Group, Gourmet Club; and was an accomplished violinist.
A funeral will be Thursday, June 2, at noon at Trinity United Church of Christ, 131 E. Perry St., Tiffin, where friends may visit from 11 a.m. to noon. Entombment will follow in Seneca Memory Gardens. Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home in Tiffin assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heidelberg College, Trinity United Church of Christ or United Church Homes.
Doris L. Coburn
STREETSBORO — Doris L. (McPeek) Coburn, 86, of Streetsboro, died Saturday, May 28, 2005. She was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Mount Vernon.
She was the beloved wife of the late Howard G. Coburn, loving mother of Jean (Rex) Harrison, Larry Coburn, Mona (Ron) Ford and Linda (Michael) Inghram, dear grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 10, and brother of the late Gerald McPeek.
Graveside service will be Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in Mound View Cemetery, Mount Vernon. Friends will be received Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Johnson-Romito, A Golden Rule Funeral Home, Ohio 82 one mile west of Ohio 8, Northfield Center.
Jerome Faulkner Jr.
MOUNT VERNON — A funeral service for Jerome Pierre Faulkner Jr., 79, of Mount Vernon will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Quinlan and Pastor James Wessel officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in South Lawn Cemetery.
Jerome died May 30, 2005, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born April 1, 1926, in Sandusky to Jerome P. and Lucille (Werner) Faulkner. Jerome grew up in Utica, moving to Mount Vernon in 1955. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was a World War II veteran serving as a medic in the Army Transportation Corps aboard ship, serving in the Asiatic Pacific. He retired in 1978 from Pittsburgh Plate Glass with 35 1/2 years of service. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon and a life member of the following organizations: American Legion Post 92, VFW Post 4027, Colonial City Moose Lodge 2555 and the Legion of the Moose 35 in Mount Vernon. Jerome was also a member of the Utica Friendly Senior Citizens. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, camping, hunting, fishing, cooking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Goldie Julia (Bero) Faulkner of Mount Vernon; daughter, Louella Diane (Thomas) Neighbarger of Cortland; two granddaughters, Julia Heather and Tara Heidi Neighbarger, both of Cortland; three sisters, Mary Jane Hachat of Mount Vernon, Evelyn Hull and Jeannette Neighbarger, both of Utica; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N Main St., Utica.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Department 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039; or the Faith Lutheran Memorial Fund, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Betty A. Potter
DELAWARE — Betty A. Potter, 66, of Delaware died early Monday, May 30, 2005, at her home.
She was born Sept. 13, 1938, in Appleton to C. Earl and Ruth (Purvis) Gleason. A graduate of Johnstown-Monroe High School Class of 1956, she was named Miss Johnstown in 1955. Betty worked 23 years at the Western Auto Distribution Center in Delaware retiring in 1996.
Devoted to her family, she was a member of Appleton United Methodist Church. A television watcher, she was a fan of “The Price Is Right” and the Jay Leno Show. She enjoyed golfing, Yatzee, and playing cards, especially euchre.
She is survived by children, Gregory A. (Diane) Potter of Delaware, Ricky A. (Rose) Potter of Sunbury and Ginger (Glenn) Amos of Wooster; six grandchildren, Angela (Jimmi), Buddy Alan (Buffie), J.W. (Crystal), Lindsay, Steven and Lacey; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alexis, Logan, Rayden, Chase, J.C. and Caitlin; a brother, John Robert (Jean) Gleason of Columbus; and sisters, Donna Wolfe of Johnstown and Janice Johnson of St. Augustine, Fla.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Jerry H. Potter, on Nov. 21, 2003; and a brother, Earl Gleason Jr.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where a service celebrating the life of Betty Potter will follow Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Sunbury Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43213. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.